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The Daily Telegraph - Saturday - - Food & Drink -

Moyra Fraser

lifts the lid on culi­nary co­nun­drums QWhen

we visit our house in France, we buy won­der­ful lo­cal cheeses at the weekly mar­ket. Where can we buy an old-fash­ioned cheese “safe” to keep them cool and fly-free in the out­house rather than spoil­ing them in the fridge? AFor

£27 plus postage, The Fine Cheese Co (www.finecheese. co.uk; 01225 448748) of­fers one that’s sim­ple and rus­tic with strong mesh port­holes, a re­mov­able shelf and a see-through slot-down Per­spex door for good vis­i­bil­ity. QWhere

can I buy real horn spoons for eat­ing boiled eggs?

PH,South­wick AFor

nat­u­ral horn egg spoons, try www.labourand­wait.co.uk (020 7729 6253), £24 for 4. QI’ve

chipped a piece of enamel off the edge of my Aga. Will the enamel sold in my lo­cal DIY store be safe to use on it? ANo,

it isn’t pos­si­ble to carry out a re­pair to vit­re­ous enamel, ex­cept by spe­cial­ists in the reenamelling of al­ready enam­elled parts. Re­pair kits are avail­able from some larger DIY stores, but th­ese are only paint, which will not with­stand ar­du­ous use or the high tem­per­a­tures of an Aga. But if the chip is a small one, they will be fine for a cos­metic re­pair. If you want to have the part re-enam­elled con­tact one of the spe­cial­ist enam­elling com­pa­nies listed on the In­sti­tute of Vit­re­ous Enam­ellers web­site at www.ive.org.uk (01543 450596). QMy

teenage god­son, who is com­ing to stay for a few days, has re­cently be­come al­ler­gic to eggs. Do you know of any sup­pli­ers of good egg-free cakes? AThe

Vil­lage Bak­ery, Melmerby www.vil­lage-bak­ery.com (01768 898437), has a fairly ex­ten­sive range, in­clud­ing apri­cot slices and but­ter flap­jacks. To bake your own cakes with­out us­ing eggs, you could buy Al­ler­gy­care Whole Egg Re­placer from www.good­ness­di­rect.co.uk (0871 871 6611). For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact the Ve­gan So­ci­ety on 0845 458 8244 or see www.ve­g­anso­ci­ety.com. If you have a kitchen drama that needs sort­ing out, write to: In A Stew, Week­end, The Daily Tele­graph, 111 Buck­ing­ham Palace Road, Lon­don SW1W 0DT. We can an­swer let­ters only through this col­umn.

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